Tyler Anderson Signs Multi-Year Deal—But NOT With The Dodgers

Tyler Anderson had a tough decision to make by 4pm ET today. After earning just over $17M in his entire career up until now, the free agent was given a $19.65M qualifying offer by the Los Angeles Dodgers for 2023. More than doubling his career earnings. But Anderson and his agent went out into the market and did their due diligence, landing a three-year deal for about double the Dodgers' offer. 

As noted by MLB Insider Jeff Passan, Anderson will now head down the I-5 to Anaheim, where he's signed a 3-year, $39M deal with the Angels. 

Anderson had a career year with the Dodgers in 2022, posting a 2.57 ERA, nearly two runs lower than his lifetime ERA entering the season, but maintained the newfound impeccable control he displayed in 2021. He earned his first All-Star berth. The Angels are now hoping this is the new Anderson going forward. 

The Angels apparently also negotiated with Texas Rangers' free agent pitcher Martin Perez on a multi-year offer before he decided to stick with the QO from the Rangers.

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